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Ed Young Devotionals

    Soul Satisfaction

    Posted on Dec 30, 2017 12:00:00 AM


    Matthew 2:1-2, "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem  and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him."


    The Wise Men likely traveled westward with one purpose in mind-to worship the newborn King. They sought to step onto the scene, see the Son of God, and bow before Him. And we should too! You see, we all have a proclivity toward the Nativity. The Bible tells us that God has set eternity in the human heart. Out of all of Creation, we alone possess an innate awareness that there's something greater than ourselves. And by God's design, we are incapable of finding that greatness, that true soulful satisfaction apart from Him. The Wise Men saw Savior's star at the time of Jesus' birth. It didn't guide them all the way to Jerusalem, but reappeared just at the right time to lead them to Jesus. As Christ-followers, we must be the light – the bright star – for the lost, leading the way to a life of purpose and hope. At first, they may only catch glimpses of Christ in us, and a personal relationship with Jesus may seem like some distant possibility. But through prayer and consistent invitations to the local church, we can become the beacon of light that leads the way to the Savior. Are you pursuing the total fulfillment, hope, and joy that's only found in Christ? Or are you still wandering from place to place unable to find what only Jesus can provide? If so, be wise. Seek to step into the Savior's scene and learn what it means to find true satisfaction for your soul.


    In Psalm 103, David beautifully expresses his gratitude to God for satisfying the deepest depths of his soul. Prayerfully read Psalm 103 aloud to God. And then with your "inmost being" express your gratitude for what God has done specifically in your life.


    Heavenly Father, thank You for guiding me to step into the Savior's scene. I know that You alone are my source of soul satisfaction. Give me the courage and fortitude to reach out to those lost and seeking the wrong things for lasting fulfillment. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

    Topics: wise men, gratitude